Comment: Various Items
Today's edition of Immigration Daily contains many items of interest. See articles about INA definitions, and blogging as a marketing strategy for law firms; several blog postings on Obama's delay of executive action; and CRS Report on foreign policy implications of unaccompanied children from Central America. Also find the top immigration news headlines and job vacancies in multiple locations. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: How to Convert Blog Posts into Leads and New Clients By Larry Bodine

Article: Judgment, Discretion, Entitlements & Relief a la Polidoro And Kazarian By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: AILA Urges USCIS To Clarify Ambiguous H-1B Standards For Nurses By Chris Musillo

Bloggings by Matthew Kolken:  Obama Punts on Executive Action on Deportation Relief;  AILA's Response to Obama's Delay of Executive Action

Bloggings by Greg Siskind:  Immigration Humor: No Country for Little Kids;  NFAP Puts Numbers to the Executive Action Ideas;  Size DOESN’T Matter

News: CRS Report on Unaccompanied Children from Central America: Foreign Policy Considerations

Focus: The EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers Chicago, IL - Final Deadline
ILW.COM is proud to announce that the EB-5 Summit For Attorneys and Developers will be taking place on September 12, 2014 in Chicago, IL. The Discussion Leader will be Robert Loughran; other speakers include Rohit Kapuria, Charles Foster, Bryan Funai, Matt Gordon, Cheryl Lane, Michael Petrucelli, Reid Thomas and Greg White. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Where does EB-5 fit in the Capital Stack
  • How does one find investors
  • Lawfully Advising on Choosing A Project
  • Developing the I-924 Application
  • I-526 Petitions and Source of Funds Issues
  • I-829 Applications and Documenting Job Creation
  • Funds Administration
  • The Non-Regional Center Concept
  • Security Issues in EB-5
  • Roundtable with all speakers on all EB-5 Matters

For additional information, including speaker biographies, and to register, please see:
Online: http://www.ilw.com/workshops/september2014eb5.shtm
Fax: http://www.ilw.com/workshops/september2014eb5.pdf
The Final Deadline is September 9th. Register today and save $450.

Headline: Immigrants feel frustrated, betrayed by Obama delay Click here
Headline: Immigration bill is key to control of Senate - Opinion Click here
Headline: Obama Says Shifting Political Attitudes to Blame in Immigration Reform Delay Click here
Headline: President Barack Obama punts on immigration until after election Click here
Headline: Obama keeps trying to explain immigration reform instead of actually doing it Click here
Headline: Wonkbook: After Obama's delay, what's the future of immigration reform? Click here
Headline: Obama's Immigration Cynicism Click here
Headline: Political Shift Stalls Efforts to Overhaul Immigration Click here
Headline: Obama's delay on immigration action brings storm of criticism from Hispanics, liberal supporters Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
As one of the nation's largest labor and employment law firms, Ogletree Deakins represents employers in a broad range of workplace matters. Our clients include more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations, and some of North Carolina's largest employers. Our immigration practice group employs over 46 immigration attorneys and over 85 paraprofessionals. Our Raleigh office has an opportunity for an immigration paralegal to join the firm's expanding practice. We are fully committed to the importance of diversity within the legal profession, as well as all workplace environments and strongly encourage the interest of diverse candidates in the firm. Duties will include preparation and filing of petitions, H-1B visa applications and labor certification applications. Our outstanding paralegals also compile and analyze case facts, draft correspondence, maintain and organize client documentation and have direct contact with multiple employees. Requirements: Ideal candidates should possess strong writing skills, strong proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, and a document management system, excellent attention to detail, be able to multi-task and work independently toward team goals. Outstanding case management and organizational skills are required. Contact: To apply for this position, please email your resume to Vanessa Russell at vanessa.russell@ogletreedeakins.com with "RALEIGH IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL" in the subject line.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Daryanani & Bland PC, a business immigration law firm catering to a wide variety of clients in the arts, fashion, sports, and entertainment industries, is seeking an experienced paralegal to complement our growing staff. The ideal candidate will be friendly, professional, and simultaneously hardworking and easygoing. Laser-like attention to detail, a good sense of humor, and phenomenal ability to multitask in a high-pressure environment are a must. We are looking for someone who is serious about their work but does not take themselves too seriously. You will be responsible for a sizable caseload and will assist attorneys in preparing and filing submissions to USCIS and DOL. Daily client contact will be a large part of the job. We expect a commitment of AT LEAST one year. Requirements include: 1-3 years of experience in the immigration law field; bachelor's degree; ability to independently handle multiple priorities and deadlines while simultaneously functioning smoothly as part of a team in a close-knit environment; impeccable writing, organizational, and communication skills and extreme attention to detail are a MUST; and a sense of humor and a friendly attitude. Please email your resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to Joseph McKeown at jcm@dbvisa.com. No phone calls please.

Help Wanted: Immigration Professional
New York, NY - Individual sought to prepare H-1B visa petitions and RFE responses; E-3, O-1, TN; DSO (F-1) and ARO (J-1) visa responsibilities through SEVIS. Work with counsel on PERM petitions, assist in preparing Outstanding Researcher petitions. Train/supervise junior staff. Assist Director with audits and data reporting. Troubleshoot, analyze, and establish case strategy and communicate with employees regarding visa status including consular processing; Maintain working knowledge of current USCIS, DOS, DOL trends, issues and developments. Bachelor's degree in English, history, political science, or other majors that require persuasive writing and analytic thinking strongly preferred. Prior experience in corporate immigration or academic institution strongly preferred. 3-5 year experience required including with RFEs. The ideal candidate will be flexible, innovative and creative, with high energy, detail oriented with excellent organization skills, work within a "team" based approach, be able to instruct and teach other team members, be able to work in strict time constraints, have demonstrated ability to effectively manage a high volume case load, prioritize and multitask with minimum supervision and be knowledgeable in MS Office, Immigration Tracker, SEVIS. Must be USC/GC. Mount Sinai Health System--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer. Email Hamel Vyas hamel.vyas@mountsinai.org.

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
Philadelphia, PA - Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, is currently seeking several college graduate paralegals for the Immigration Practice group of our Florham Park, NJ and Philadelphia, PA offices. The positions are temporary with the possibility of future employment. When applying, please submit your CV/resume and a writing sample to kalmykovk@gtlaw.com. Position Summary: The EB-5 Paralegal team will assist attorneys with complex investor visa cases.Duties & Responsibilities: Job duties are as follows: (1) review of financial documents, including tax returns, financial statement, preparation of reports that will be submitted to the federal government, and banking records; (2) audit of money trails from abroad to the United States; and (3) case management. Skills & Competencies: Qualified applicants will be detailed-oriented, have the ability to perform thorough document review, and have excellent writing skills. Qualifications & Prior Experience: Position requirements include: a Bachelor's Degree and strong academic credentials. No prior paralegal or EB-5 investor visa experience required. We will train. Employment or academic background in finance, accounting, business, legal studies or a related field is helpful. Second language proficiency, particularly in Mandarin, is a plus but not required. Proficiency with Windows-based software and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required.

Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
Washington, DC, September 18, 2014, 9am - 12pm (EDT), The Latin American Program in the Wilson Center will hold a discussion on the topic "Is there Hope for Central American Youth?" For more details and registration see here.


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